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Here, for all you doubting Thomases (or Shloimies or Yankies or Berels) is the “Know your FJJ” quiz in its entirety:

Know Your FJJ!

As you probably know, the Flatbush Jewish Journal recently celebrated its third anniversary (or is it birthday?). During the past three years we have been able to rely on the FJJ to inform, enlighten and entertain us. These hallowed pages are home to some wonderful columnists, chashuva rabbonim and, of course, the Letters Department.

As always,


1. Which of the following is considered the most goyish?

A. Gefilte Fish

B. Tuna Fish

C. Mendy Fisch

D. Sushi

2. What electronic device should not be brought to shul under any circumstances?

A. A toaster

B. An electric stapler

C. A cattle prod

D. A cell phone

3. Where should the aforementioned device be stored before entering your shul?

A. In your shoe

C. In the third car of the choo-choo train in Kids-N-Action

D. In the specially built cubbies provided by the shul

4. What was the subject of the Asifa held at Citifield on May 20, 2012?

A. A fishing net

B. Annette Funicello

C. Ah net funn ah violin

D. The Internet

5. What was the outcome of the aforementioned Asifa?

A. The Internet was declared assur

B. The Internet was declared muttar

C. The Internet was declared a vast right-wing conspiracy

D. Nobody knows (not even the people who were there!)

6. Why is there a shiddach crisis?

A. The boys are too young

B. The girls are too old

C. The girls are too heavy

D. The boys are too picky

E. The boys are in the freezer

F. The girls are in the washing machine

G. The shadchanim all had lobotomies

H. The shadchanim all need lobotomies

I. The parents are unrealistic

J. The parents are over-protective

K. The parents are insane

L. All of the above

M. None of the above

N. It depends who you ask

7. Where is it mandatory for girls to spend a year studying after high school if they want to stand a chance of ever snagging a guy with the right amount of chromosomes?

A. A convent in Tibet

B. An ashram in New Delhi

D. A seminary in Eretz Yisroel

8. What pictures does the FJJ have a policy not to publish?

A. Mini-skirts

B. Minnie Mouse

C. Minnie Minoso

D. Women

9. Why is it assur to go to the circus?

A. The cotton candy is treif

B. The ringmaster wears shatnez

C. Too many goyim

D. The elephants are depressed

10. Which of the following is one reason people change shuls in Flatbush?

A. Too much talking

B. Not enough talking

C. Rabbinical halitosis

D. All of the above

11. Which of the following Purim costumes is the most goyish?

A. Elmo

B. Darth Vader

C. Pope John Paul II

D. Santa Claus

12. Which costumes are okay to wear on Purim?

A. Mordechai

B. Esther

D. All of the above

13. Which of the following New York icons got dressed up as

an African-American basketball player on Purim?

A. Mayor Bloomberg

B. Willis Reed

C. Duane Reade

D. None of the above

14. Where should you never hang a bag of shaimos?

A. On a clothesline

B. On a wall at the Guggenheim

C. On a towel rack at the mikva

D. On the side-view mirror of a shaimos truck

15. Why was Hurricane Sandy sent?

A. Too much loshon horoh in Flatbush

B. Too much pritzus in Greenwich Village

D. All of the above

16. Why did a lady write in to complain about the woman sitting behind her in shul on Rosh Hashana?

A. She hit her in the head with a brick

B. She brought her pet bullfrog, Marvin, to shul with her

C. She was davening too low

D. She was davening too loud

A. The parties are too goyish

D. The parties promote shtuss and bitul Torah

18. Why is it a good idea for all men in Flatbush to carry a tape measure at all times?

A. To measure the distance from your car to the fire hydrant

B. To measure the brim of the Borsalino that someone lost on 26th and L

D. To measure how many inches the hem of the skirt is from the knee of a mannequin in a store window

19. According to a sign recently hung at the entrance to a local supermarket, not returning your shopping cart after unloading your groceries is tantamount*


A. Talking in shul

B. Looking at pictures of women

C. Talking to pictures of women

D. Stealing

20. Which of the following is not a columnist in the FJJ, but should be?

A. Rocky Marciano

B. Rocky Balboa

C. Rocky the Flying Squirrel

D. None of the above.

Answers to quiz: 1. D 2.D 3.D 4.D 5.D 6.N 7.D 8.D 9.D 10.D 11.D 12.D 13.D 14.D 15.D 16.D 17.D 18.D 19.D 20.D

Key to how smart you are:

All answers right: Brilliant!

Some answers right: Average

No answers right: Please contact Dr. Philip Wengleheim at 555-732-0400 to schedule your first therapy session.

PS Note to Rabbi David Zaback. Two things:

Kol Tuv,